A history of the township and village of Howell, Michigan

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Livingston tidings print, 1911 - Howell (Mich.) - 225 pages
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Page 17 - R. 3 west, and on the north half of the southwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 7, T.
Page 10 - ... contain so many swamps and lakes, but the extreme sterility and barrenness of the soil continues the same. Taking the country altogether, so far as has been explored, and to all appearances, together with the information...
Page 56 - Men from the East who had no design of settling here, staged it out from Detroit, or over from Dexter, to spend a few days in laughing." He tells of an acquaintance in New York who said "he was accustomed to travel through almost every town in the United States large enough to hold a meeting house without finding one that could equal Howell for fun.
Page 41 - I remember following along after my father in a winding path which led through the woods from the farm known as the Reed farm, down to the Center, then winding northward by another path through the woods to the Thompson log house on the bank of the pond, where meetings were held once in four weeks, by Elder Post who came on horseback, I think from Plymouth, Also in a fortnight thereafter we followed another trail westward to the small log house of James Sage, situated on the identical spot where...
Page 170 - This will involve a heavy drain upon the " reserve fund," unless donors come forward to supply the sum needed for this special purpose. Many of us, no doubt, would have preferred the sale of the present building, and the erection of a new hospital elsewhere. But this would require at least .15,000 — an amount of money not easily raised for charitable purposes .now a-days.
Page 45 - Griffith, Polly Ann Mahan, Hila Mahan, Julia Mahan, Sarah Mahan, Harriet L. Watson, Anise P. Jewett, Clarissa L. Gay, Elvira Morse, Elizabeth McPherson, Mrs. Moses Thompson, Matilda Clark, Mary Clark. The
Page 24 - Alvin L. Crittenden, Pardon Barnard, Eliza Ann Barnard, Peter Brewer, Dorcas Brewer, Sylvester Rounds, Polly Rounds, Asahel Rounds, Mary Sage, Nathaniel Johnson, Clarissa Johnson, Asahel Dibble, Abigail Dibble and Abigail Smith.
Page 118 - New York, aged thirtytwo years, was severely wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, and was at once taken to the field hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps. As the patient could not talk English, the history of the case is quite imperfect. Assistant Surgeon JC McKer furnished the following description, which I have abbreviated without omitting essential facts.
Page 20 - Waddel 17 Whitely Woodruff 17 David H. Austin 20 Villeroy E. Smith 21 Elisha H. Smith 21 Nathaniel Johnson- • • -23 Alvin Crittenden 23 Merrit S. Havens 23 ..25 -.25 - - - 25 Edward Thompson • • • • 25 Ezra J.
Page 14 - The nearest inhabitants from the center of the township, at the settlement of this place, were eighteen miles away. In a westerly direction, it was about forty miles to the nearest settlement. The nearest mills were eighteen miles distant.

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